It depends. Not surprisingly, some of the top hockey prep programs like Salisbury, AOF, KUA, and Cushing have highly respected coaches who have been coaching for decades, many in the college and professional ranks as well as prep. They know how to identify talent, recruit, and develop players and teams that win year in and year out. They also have broad networks to find players, and then help move players on. But because of their success and track records, good players often find them first and reach out.
I wouldn’t put PP in the same category as the others. Guy gets canned everywhere he goes, Cushing is at a crossroads
PP could have took a asst. coaching job in college , chose Cushing , looking to bring that program back